Aylea Stephens


Outstanding, Young Adult, Rae Carson, Gold Rush, Western, Fantasy, Romance

Document Type

Book Review


Lee Westfall has a hidden gift that could make her family rich if it wasn’t so dangerous. She has a gold sense that can lead her to gold, things close to the surface or veins of gold underneath the earth. When her parents are murdered, it seems that someone has discovered her secret. To stay safe from her villainous uncle, she goes to find her best friend, Jefferson, who has gone to California after the news of the discovery of gold in California. Lee disguises herself as a boy to avoid getting caught and goes on an adventure across America to find gold, find a new family that cares about her, and maybe even find the possibility of love while avoiding Indian attacks, disease, and other challenges of a wagon train.